Liz Brown

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Fifth North Carolina Horse Dies of Unknown Toxin

A mystery toxin killed a fifth horse in western North Carolina in November. Veterinarians now suspect this case might be due to the same substance that caused the death of four other horses earlier that month.

The fifth horse was

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Group Effort to Rescue Horses Trapped in Snow Ongoing

Residents of British Columbia, Canada, have banded together to free two horses trapped by snow in the mountains near the community of McBride.

Snowmobilers discovered the horses last week near Mount Renshaw. The animals are extremely thin.

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N.C. Horse Dies of Gunshot Wound

Authorities have questioned a group of Marines after a horse was shot in his paddock in early November near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Onslow County, N.C. The horse died of his wound on Nov. 21.

Owner Elizabeth Kachmor said she is

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Scamper Clone Offered for Commercial Breeding

A carbon copy of one of the world’s most successful barrel horses has become the first clone to be offered at stud in the United States.

“Clayton” is the clone of the AQHA gelding Gills Bay Boy, or Scamper, as he is better known. Scamper an

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Toxin Suspected in North Carolina Horse Deaths

Veterinarians are trying to determine the cause of an illness that has killed four horses in Fairview, N.C., since last Thursday.

Affected horses show a rapid deterioration in muscle condition. Other clinical signs include lethargy, shaking,

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Trial Date Set in Pack Horse Cruelty Case

Two men each charged with four counts of animal cruelty will begin their trial on Jan. 27 in Hamilton, Mont.

Craig Heydon, 71, and his son Curtis Heydon, 37, both from the Atlanta, Ga., area, were not present at their pretrial hearing on

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Horse Owners Look to Save During Economic Crunch

The current economic climate and tight credit markets have everyone looking for ways to live more frugally, and horse owners are no exception.

“Nervousness about loans and housing is certainly affecting people,” said American Horse Council

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Racehorse Ready to Run After Bout with Ataxia

Racehorse owners Suzanne VanderSalm and Ellen Bennett of Hickory Corners, Mich., weren’t about to give up on Navigator, their Thoroughbred who became ataxic (incoordinated) suddenly as a yearling three years ago. VanderSalm had come home from

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Men Face Charges in Pack Horse Cruelty Case

Four horses are recovering in the care of the Bitter Root Humane Association of Hamilton, Mont., after they were found alongside a trail and stabled at a storage facility along the Montana-Idaho border in August. Meanwhile, two men, each charged

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